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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 190
SEEK AGENT'S SCALP
Klamath Indians Do Not Like
INSPECTOR VISITS AGENCY
Miss Choteau, Carlisle Graduate, Said
to Be at Bottom of Investigation
of Superintendent Egbert, and
Agent of Long Experience.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Dec 28.
(Special.) Captain O. C. Applegate,
for years the Indian Agent here, is now
under investigation. Although the In
vestigation is being conducted behind
closed doors, and the topics discussed
are olosely guarded It has been learned
that a woman is back of the whole
trouble, and an Indian woman at that.
'The investigation Is the outgrowth
of the alleged conduct of Luzena Cho
teau, a Carlisle graduate, and at one
time an employe at the Tainax School
near here. At the time the trouble
originaly came up Knott C. Egbert,
now superintendent at Siletz, was su
perintendent at Tainax. Miss Choteau,
holding the. position of assistant ma
tron, took her annual leave of absence,
and while gone "was sent word that she
had better not return. If she did re
turn charges would be preferred
o gainst her by Superintendent Egbert.
As a result she resigned, but at once
engaged the services of soveral San
Francisco lawyers, who have taken her
case before the department at "Wash
ington and have Anally succeeded in
bringing about the present investiga
tion. Miss Choteau is the Indian woman
who Is president of the National In
dian Republican Association. During
the last Presidential campaign she
sent letters broadcast throughout the
Indian country, asking the Indians to
contribute $1 each for the Republican
cause. It has never been learned just
what she acompllshed or what dispo
sition was made of the funds collected.
Miss Choteau is a fighter, and seems
determined to carry the fight against
Applegate and Egbert through to the
The investigation is being conducted
by Supervisor M. F. Holland of the In
dian Office. He has been at the Kla
math Agency since the first week in
December. It is not known how long
he will remain.
The Choteau matter is not the only
one under investigation. There is said
to be strong feeling among the Indians
against Applegate. It is alleged by
them that he Is opposed to sending
children from the Klamath reserva
tion to non-reservation schools, even
though the children were anxious to
go and the parents willing that the
change be made. According to the In
dian regulations, it Is necessary for
the pupils to secure the agent's con
sent before they can leave for other
schools. Applegate, It Is maintained,
has for years stood in the way of the
children, saying that the schools on
the reserve were sufficient.
Several of the prominent Indians on
the reserve are greatly opposed to Ap
plegate, and have given testimony be
fore Holland as to his position on the
school and other questions. Rev. Jessie
Kirk, one of the smartest Indians on
the reservation and a regularly or
dained minister, said recently: "When
any of the Indians desired to send their
children to. other schools the agent al
ways found some pretext or other by
xvhloh he put them off. I have seen
him take a drive of 40 miles across the
reservation, simply to escape some em
ploye from another school sent here
for children. It sometimes appeared
to me that the old agent was acting
out of spite, but at other times I could
not understand his actions."
Kirk represents the- better element
among the Indians. He has made it
a point to send his children away to
the large non-reservation schools in
spite of Applegate's protests. He and
many of the other Indians want a.
younger man and a man more up with
the times as agent Applegate has
been at Klamath Agency for about 30
years, and has spent little of that time
away from his post.
FIGHT OVER OYSTER BEDS.
Decision Knocks Out Several County
Boards of Commissioners.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. Dec. 28. (Special.)
A decision of the Thurston County Su
perior Court holds, in effect, that Boards
of County Oyster Land Commissioners
have not a legal existence and that there
fore their acts are without force and ef
fect. The decision is in an action brought by
a number of Pierce County people who
have applied for the purchase of oyster
lands in Pacific County. The local board
of Pacific County, to whom applications
were referred by the State Land Office,
reported that the lands were natural
oystor grounds, and therefore not subject
The decision of the Thurston County
Superior Court will be appealed to the
Supreme Court. If sustained. County
Boards in Pacific, Thurston and Mason
Counties will go out of existence. These
boards are appointed by the Governor un
der a law existing prior to 1903, and which
it Is now held Is repealed by the act. of
1903, creating the State Board of Oyster
Land Commissioners composed of the Gov
ernor, Fish Commissioner and Land Com
missioner. The oyster men of Pacific
County are taking a great interest in the
suit, and have made up a purse of several
hundred dollars in an effort to uphold the
IN FORTIETH YEAR.
Congregational Church to Commem
orate Anniversary 'Next Week.
"WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Dec. 2S. (Spe
cial.) The First .Congregational Church
of this city, one of the oldest and largest
religious organizations in the state, will
commemorate its 40th anniversary next
Sunday. Elaborate preparations are being
made in' the way of music The morning
sermon will be preached by Rev. E. R.
Loo mis, of Tacoma, a former pastor of
the church, and In the evening Rev. B. L.
Smith, of Pilgrim Church, Seattle, prede
cessor of Rev. Austin Rice, the present
pastor, will deliver the sermon.
On Monday evening a historical meet
ing will be held In the church, at which
Rev. Edwin Eolls, of Tacoma, one of the
two living charter members of the church,
will deliver a reminiscent address. Pro
fessor Louis F. Anderson, of Whitman
College, and Harry A. Reynolds, of this
city, two prominent members of the
church, will speak on its history and
The church was founded In 1S65 by Pas
tor Robinson, with seven charter mem
bers. It now numbers 303 active members.
The only two living chartor members,
Rev. Edwin Eells. of Tacoma, and Mrs.
Alice Chamberlain, wife of the first pas
tor, who still lives in the city, will both
be at the anniversary exercises.
New Masonic Temple.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec. (Spe
cial.) The Masonic fraternity will erect a
525,000 temple here next year,, if the pres
ent plans materialize. The structure will
be a magnlficont building of pressed brick
or stone, two stories high, and will be
put up on the lodge's lot on East Alder
street, at the edge of the paved district.
On the upper floor will be the lodgerooms,
which will be devoted exclusively to the
use of Masonic lodges. This floor will
also have a fine banquet hall. The lower
floor will be fitted up for large stores.
NEW PENITENTIARY WARDEN
A. F. Kees, of Walla Walla, Will Be
SPOKANE, Wash.. Dec. 2S. Special.)
A. Frank Kees, of Walla Walla, will be
named for Warden of the State Peniten
tiary shortly after Governor-elect Mead
assumes office In January. This Informa
tion comes from a source so close to Mead
that its authenticity cannot be doubted.
The appointment will be charged to the
Ankeny faction of the Republican party.
Senator Ankeny has personally indorsed
Mr. Kees for the- office.
Mr. Kees was twice Sheriff of Walla
Walla County. He was a member of the
lower house of the last Legislature, and
at present he Is a Deputy Collector of In
ternal Revenue for the southeastern coun
ties of the state.
F. A. Dryden, the presont Wardon, has
announced his Intention of resigning be
fore Governor Mead takes office, so that
there will be an early vacancy.
BEATEN BY BUCKLES.
Insane Patient Flogged to Death Says
Doctor After Autopsy.
NAPA. Cal.. Dec. 28. (Special.) That
Joseph R. Louis, a patient at the State
Hospital, had been beaten with a strap
bearing brass buckles Is the disclosure
which has been made following the au
topsy performed by Dr. Frary today. The
doctor testified that he found nearly all
of Louis' ribs broken and that deep
wounds had been made In the abdomen.
The Coroner's jury found that Louis
came to his death as the result of in
juries inflicted by T. D. Shanahan and
Oscar Retzman, two hospital attendants.
Louis was a powerful man, committed
from Trekaand was subject to epileptic
TRAIN CREW MOBBED.
J. M. Myler Killed, and Crowd Cries
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec 28. Cries of
"String up the train crew" followed the
running down and killing of a man whose
name Is believed to be James M. Myler, In
front of the Northern Hotel, on First ave
nue South, tonight at 8 o'clock.
The man was crushed to death under the
wheels of a gravel train on the street
railroad. W. H. P. Bell, the motorman;
S. T. Priest, the conductor, and J. H.
Griffith, the brakeman, were assailed by
the mob, and had to bo taken to the po
lice station to save them from serious In
juries. Four Shots Into Chest.
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec 28. Charles H.
Smith, well known In Eastern Washing
ton, committed suicide by stopping into
the middle of Main avenue at Mill street,
in the heart of the city, and firing four
revolver s'hots into his chest at 6:15 o'clock
tonight. More than a thousand persona
hurrying home from stores and offices
witnessed the act.
F. M. Westfall.
ALBANY. Or.. Dec 28. (Special.) F.
M. Westfall, one of Albany's oldest pi
oneer citizens, died at his home in this
city this afternoon. He had been, a resi
dent of Albany the past 45 years, having
crossed the plains to Oregon in 1S52, and
lived in Southern Oregon a few years.
He was a veteran of the Rogue River In
dian War of 1S53, serving with honor in
the volunteer company of Captain James
W. Nesmith. Mr. Westfall was Marshal
of Albany for two terms, and also served
as Street Commissioner eight years. Ho
was one of the most prominent and faith
ful members of the local Methodist Epis
copal Church, and belonged to the A. O.
U.' W. He left a wife and four children
William Westfall, of Custer, Idaho;
Mrs. Mary Crowder, of Albany; Mrs. Car
rie Day and Lucy Hayes, of Portland.
OREGON CITY, Or., Dec 28. (Special.)
Hon. Alexander Thompson, ex-member
of the Oregon Legislature for Clackamas
County, and ex-School Superintendent,
died at his home at Clackamas Heights,
near this city, this morning. The de
ceased, who was G2 years of age. was a
native of Illinois, and served in the Civil
War, being a member of a battery from
his native state He Is survived by a wife
and two children one son and a daugh
ter. NILES GOES UP.
Secretary of State's Cashier to Be
Assistant Land Commissioner.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Dec 28. (Special.)
Perry N. Nfles, it is definitely announced,
will be Assistant Commissioner of Public
Lands under E. W. Ross. Mr. Nlles Is
now cashier In the office of the Secretary
of State. The vacancy there will be filled
by the appointment of Benjamin R. Fish,
at present Deputy State Auditor.
In the State jand Office, W. M. Nunn,
retiring clerk of the Superior Court of
Thurston County, will become secretary
of the Board of State Land Commission
ers. It is understood that the presont
Chief Engineer of the Land Office, E. S.
HIncks, will remain. There- are several
general clerkships and the position of
bookkeeper yet to fill.
Inquirers Held Reunion.
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Dec 2S. (Spe
cial.) The Inquiry Club, composed of 14
of the leading thinkers of this city, held
a reunion banquet at the residence of Dr.
E. E. Shaw last night to celebrate its
tenth anniversary. The toasts and after
dinner speeches were mainly reminiscent,
and a review of the work done by the club
since Its organization. The club consists
entirely of professional men and was
formed for the purpose of discussing re
ligious, sociological and economic ques
tions.. The meetings of the club arc se
cret and no outsiders are ever allowed to
be present. The membership is limited by
the constitution to 15. Judge C. P. Up
ton and Rev. Austin Rice are the present
president and secretary. President S. B.
L. Penrose and several of the faculty of
Whitman College are members.
"Grandma" Ingle Breaks Limb.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec 28.
(Special.) Mrs. Isaac Ingle, a pioneer
of 1862, was brought to the hospital
here today in an ambulance from her
homo on the state line, with a broken
limb. "Grandma" Ingle, aB she Is
called all over this section, Is over 70
years old. She has walked with
crutches for some time and yesterday
afternoon, in attempting to cross a
slippery place, she fell, breaking the
limb Just below the knee joint.
Storm in Grande Rojnde.
LA GRANDE, Or., Dec 28. (Special.)
A fierce wind and sleet storm has been
raging through the Grand Ronde all day.
It has been storming for several nights,
but tonight is worse than known here
for some time for this season of the year.
The Indications are that there will be a
change In the weather tomorrow. There
are no reports of cattle and stock suffer
ing. County Buys Timber Land.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec 2S. (Special.) The
sale of property for delinquent taxes on
the 1903 roll was hold by Sheriff LInvllle
today, and the entire list, with the excep
tion of the timber lands affected by the
suits now pending In the Circuit Court,
was sold. There were very few bid decs,
and the greater portion of the property
was purchased by the county.
STATES IN DISCORD
Desdemona Sands Sold
THE BOUNDARY IS INDEFINITE
Association Had Purchased
Valuable Fishing Grounds From
Oregon, and Will Appeal
From Decision of Court.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Dec 2S. (Special.)
The Board of State Land Commissioners
today decided to allow the sale of Des
demona sands In the Columbia River to
proceed under the application for pur
chase by B. F. Heuston, of Tacoma. The
sale will be completed this week, and
the State of Washington will thus at
tempt to convey lands already sold by the
State of Oregon to the Columbia River
Packers' Association, and on which the
association has placed about $20,000 worth
The Packers' Association made no ap
pearance before the Board of State Land
Commissioners today, although notified
that the question would be called up for
consideration. The association originally
protested against the granting of the lands
to Heuston on the ground that this state
THE NEW YEAR'S OREGONIAN
The best advertisement for the 1005 Fair that OrcRon's people can Bend to
their friends in the East, will be a copy of the New Year's Oresonlan that
will be published Monday morning next. The illustration of the beautiful Ex
position buildings and the Exposition grounds will bo made a. special feature
of the New Year's number. The paper will be mailed to anr address In the
United States or Canada, postage prepaid, for 10 cents,' -copy. Address The
OregonlaB, Portland, Or.
was without jurisdiction, but subsequent
ly jHrtthdrew this protest. As the lands
are very valuable, it is believed that the
association will take the Columbia River
boundary question into the Federal courts
when Mr. Heuston attempts to assume
possession of the sands. Mr. Heuston de
clares that he expects to carry the mat
ter to the Supreme Court of the United
States. He does not anticipate a with
drawal of the -Packer's Association from
The question of jurisdiction over this
island and a large number of other equal
ly valuable fishing Islands In the Colum
bia arises over the uncertain meaning of
the act of Congress fixing the boundary
line in the lowr Columbia. The uncer
tain location of the boundary line has
been a source of frequent conflict between
fishermen on the Columbia, but now seems
likely to be ultimately decided by the
ROAD INTO TIMBER.
New Railway From Medford Along
Crater Lake Route.
MEDFORD. Or., Dec 2S. (Special.)
For several months past the Southern
Oregon Development Company has been
engaged in running surveys, securing
rights of way, and doing other preliminary
work toward the building of a railroad
to the big timber belt located about 30
miles east of Medford. on the Crater
The surveys have been made from the
site of the Butte Falls Milling Compan
pany's plant to a point on the desert some
seven or eight miles from Medford, and
rights of way have been secured over
most of the route Yesterday the Med
ford and Crater Lake Railroad Company
was organized by A. A. Davis, B. F. Ad
klns. J. M. Keene. R. H. Whitehead. B.
H. Harris. W. F. Enthrop and W. I.
Vawter. Articles of Incorporation were
prepared and filed with the Secretary of
State today. The capital stock of tho in
corporation Is placed at JSOO.OOO, and Its
object Is to construct and operate a rail
road from Medford east to the timber belt
and Crater Lake.
This company supersedes the Southern
Oregon Development Company, and takes
over the rights of way, surveys, etc, of
that company. A permanent organization,
with election of officers, will soon be
CANNOT HELP SWEENY.
Marshal Hopkins Must Keep Out of
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec 2S. (Special.)
Someone presumably Interested In- the
Foster campaign has carried the story of
United States Marshal C. B. Hopkins' In
terest In the Sweeny fight to the Depart
ment of Justice. A telegram received here
today states the department has knowl
edge of Mr. Hopkins' activity, but will not
take any action until a formal and official
communication reciting the facts is filed.
Then, It is stated, the department will in
timate to Mr. Hopkins that he must keep
out of the Senatorial fight on pain of dis
missal. It is rather significant that Mr. Hopkins
intorest In the Senatorial fight should be
the first to be noticed. Practically all the
Federal officials have lined up In some
manner. Collector -of Customs C. W. Ido
and his deputies, for Instance, are making
an active fight for Wilson. The land office
employes are out for Foster, and the staff
of the Collector of Internal Revenue la
LINE INTO NEHALEM.
Report That Astoria Road Has Bought
Benson Logging Railway.,
ASTORIA, Or., Dec. 28. (Special.)
While no Information of an official na
ture can be obtained, there is an authentic
report that the Astoria & Columbia River
Railroad Company has purchased the six
miles of logging road built by the Benson
Logging Company a,t Clatskanle, and Is
preparing to extend It Into the Nehalem
Valley, as an excellent grade can be found
In that secfjon.
The road, which is of standard gauge,
was built and equipped for conducting log
ging operations. Recently all the logging
trains were taken off. and the line is now
used exclusively by the railway company
in hauling freight to Clatsckanie and
Teachers of State Meet.
SPOKANE. Wash., Dec. 2S. More than
1000 teachers are here to attend the an
nual convention of the State Educational
Association, and hundreds more are com
ing tonight and tomorrow. The sessions
opened today with a session of the edu
cational council, which elected the fol
President. H. C. Sampson, of the Wash
ington Agricultural College; secretary and
treasurer, C M. Sherman, superintendent
in Snohomish County: member of the
executive committee, W. E. Wilson, prin
cipal of the State Normal School . at
J. H. Ackerman, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction In Oregon, ad
dressed the State Association tonight on
"The Public School System From the
Standpoint of a State Superintendent." A
reception to the visiting teachers followed
at the Hotel Spokane
Arouses Lincoln County.
TOLEDO. Or.. Dec. 28. (Special.) Hon.
Jefferson Myers, president of the Lewis
and Clark Commission addressed a large
citizens' meeting in the Courthouse to
day. Lincoln County will make an exr
hlbit, and is going In to win the 51000
Diphtheria Going Off.
GRANT'S PASS. Or., Dec 2S. (Special.)
After five deaths have occurred. ' the
physicians announce that the diphtheria
epidemic raging here for the past two
weeks Is finally under control. Only five
or six cases now remain, and the quar
antine regulations are being slackened.
CHARGE OFFICER WITH. KTJELER
District Attorney Jerome Not Satis
fled With Coroner's Verdict.
NEW YORK, Dec 23. Commitment to
jail on a charge of murder in the first
degree, without batf, was the surprise
which greeted Frank McLaughlin, a pa
trolman, when he appeared In Criminal
Court today to plead to an Indictment
charging him with assault upon James
P. Robblns, a newspaper reporter. The
new charge was based upon an Indict
ment which District Attorney Jerome
said would be returned by the grand
McLaughlin was once before arrested In
connection with the killing of John W.
Patterson, a colored watchman. The
Coroner's jury found that he shot Pat
terson In self-defense, and he was dis
charged. The District Attorney was not
satisfied with that disposition of the case,
however, and began an Investigation,
which he says, has resulted In an indict
ment charging murder in the first degree.
Cashier Admits Shortage.
DE3 MOINES, la., Dec 23. The State
Bank, at Dedham. Ia., today was placed In
the hands of State Auditor Carroll, and
an effort will be made to liquidate lt3
affairs, which are badly involved through
an alleged $15,000 shortage of Cashier B.
A. Caton. Caton has admitted his short
age, and efforts are being made to secure
SMITH CLATJS TO "W0EED.
Millions of Dollars Sent Through the
New York Postoffice.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2S. The United
States played Santa Claus to the world,
according to reports secured from the
money order division of the New York
Postoffice. From December 1 to Decem
ber 24, the night before Christmas, no less
than 334.0S4 International money orders
were forwarded to other lands from this
city, and these orders called for $4,667,629.
The remittances were the largest in the
history of the Postoffico. The figures
show an unusual distribution, also.
For a couple of generations, at least, to
English-speaking people a "French
novel" has suggested a book to be apolo
gized for clever doubtless, and interest
ing, but wicked, a book to be viewed afar
by most people, to excite, to tempt, and to
leave a bad taste in the mouth of those
who read it. Even to those who steered
clear of the De Goncourts, the Maupas
sants and the Zolaa, there was trouble
awaiting in the Ttaudets, tho Bourgets,
and even In Franlc Coppee, Madame Cor
reao, and 'many of tho most modern. The
realism and interest even of Balzac have
not been sufficient to atone for tho coarse
ness which they have helped to keep In
vogue Of course there have always been
sweet, clean stories, but they have been
hard to find; and the impression of French
novels and French plays that has long
Certainly there Is a France outside of
Paris; and there Is a Paris outside of that
represented in th eordlnary novel, but
most people have no knowledge of It;
while those who have sought knowledge
through somewhat promiscuous novel
reading have frequently, even when books
have been suggested by friends, found
themselves moved to throw tho books Into
the fire. To what end Is the cleverness
or the power, if the medium 13 vice and
the outcome is nastlncss or filth? What is
the use of knowing that world?
It Is Inconceivable that a nation whose
life Is so virile as is that of France and
which shows no signs of dropping from
tho first place It has occupied so long In
the world of letters and of art, could be
truly depicted in the novels which have
so commonly found their way across the
sea. As M. Rod said, there Is another lit
erature and a far truer picture of France.
Those who have fallen upon the stories of
Ferdinand Fabro, and have discovered the
power and the tragedy, will rejoice In
Rene Bazln and his revelation of the pur
ity and the beauty. There are doubtless
other names as worthy to be mentioned,
but these are sufficient to encourage the
search. And they offer a rare reward.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 2S. Official closing
quotations for mining stocks today were as
Alta $ ,
Best & Belcher. 1.
Caledonia ... . ,
Challenges Con.. .
Confidence .... ,
Con. Cal. & Va.. 1
Con. Imperial .. .
Crown Point ... .
Hale & Norcross 1,
121 Justice ...
Overman ... .
See Belcher. . . .
.00 Silver Hill
OlIUnloR Con. . . .
NEW YORK, Dec 23. Closing quotations:
Adams Con $ .201 Little Chief .05
CO Ontario 3,
Con. Cal. & Va..
Horn Silver . . .
Iron Silver . . . .
Sierra Nevada . .45
Small Hopes ... 1.:
BOSTON, Dec 2S. Closing quotations:
Adventure . ..? 5.75jXohawk S 51.30
19.251Mont. C. & C. 5.13
Amalgamated . CC.75
Old Dominion. 27.00
Am. Zinc .... 11.75
Cal. & Hecla.. 635.00
Centennial . . . 25.33
Copper Range. 60.75
Tamarack .... 118.00
Trinity v. 103.00
Daly West .. 12.8S
U. S.. Mining . 25.25
U. S. Oil 1L00
Dominion Coal 60.00
Isle Roy ale .. 20.75
Mass. Mining. 0.381
Wolverine .... 105.00
Officers' Bodies Coming Home.
WASHINGTON, Dec 2S. Major-General
Corbln, commanding the Philippine Divis
ion, cabled the Military Secretary today
that the remains of Second Lieutenant
Stephen K. Hayt. of the Philippine
Scouts, and Second Lieutenant James W.
Devall, Twelfth Cavalry, will be disin
terred and shipped to the United States
for burial in the first available transport
sailing for San Francisco.
Lieutenant Hayt was killed by the Pu
lajanes on the 16th. Lieutenant Devall
died on the 23d Inst of appendicitis.
After serious Illness Hood's Sarsaparilla
Imparts the strength and vigor so much
TO SHOW HIS PACES
Jack Johnson, Colored, Wants
to Meet Jim Jeffries.
AGREES TO KNOCK OUT HART
Expects to Force the Champion to
Meet Him After He Has Dis
posed of an Opponent'of No
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 2S.-Jack John
son, - the colored fighter, has taken a
contract on his hands that few fighters
would dare to attempt. Jack has agreed
to knock out Marvin Hart In 20 rounds
before the San Francisco Club next
month, or accept the short end of the
purse. His object Is to force Jeff to
Johnson and Hart agreed to spilt the
money, 60 and 40, but the former must
secure a knockout to get the long end.
No matter If he should outpoint Marvin
In every round, he will draw the loser's
end of the purse. t
Everyone knows Johnson's supreme am
bition Is to fight Jim Jeffries for the
championship of the world.- The latter
has repeatedly avowed that he would
not meet a man whose color was black,
but should Jack dispose of Hart In Jig
time, the big champion cannot refuse him
a match. Jeffries would take him on
now. only he does not think that such a
contest would draw the crowd, and Jim
is not fighting for glory alone.
CHALLENGES GEN. Nil.
Joe Acton Willing to Meet Japanese
Joe Acton, wrestling instructor at the
Multnomah Club, requests the announce
ment to be made that he challenges Gen
eral Bunemon Nil, or any member of his
jiu-jitsu troupe to a wrestling match.
Acton says that he has $300 that he Is
willing to post as a side bet that he can
beat the Japanese in a catch-as-catch-can
match, the Jap to use jiu-Jltsulan science
against his American style of wrestling.
As jiu-jitsu is not in any manner a wrest
ling science, a match of this sort would
require conditions which would be rather
difficult to arrange, for the average jlu
jitsuian would be helpless against the
American wrestler, who strips down to
Acton for a number of years was cham
pion of the world at his weight, and when
he was in the game, meeting all comers,
he was one of the best in the business.
He is not a has-been by any means yet.
It was Joe who mot and defeated one
of the best Japanese wrestlers that ever
came out of the Far East. He defeated
this Jap twice, once in Philadelphia and
once at Cincinnati. Acton's challenge will
be sent to General Nil this evening at the
Marquam, where General Nil gives a jiu
NEILL WILL PLAY AGAIN.
Trouble Between Actor and Theater
Manager Is Settled.
SEATTLE, Dec 28. (Special.) At a con
ference held this afternoon between Man
ager J. P. Howe, of the Seattle Theater,
and James Neill, star of the company
now playing there, all differences on
plays and other subjects were amicably
settled. Tho engagement of Ben Greet at
the Seattle is canceled, and Mr. Neill,
Miss Chapman and the full company will
appear Sunday afternoon and all next
week in "A Bachelor's Romance."
Tho conference, which was held in tho
foyer of tho theater, was attended by
attorneys for Mr. Howe and Mr. Neill.
Concessions were made on both sides, but
there still remained a large-sized stum
bling block In the matter of the degree
of authority to be exercised behind the
curtain line by A. M. DeLIsser, Man
ager Howe's chief assistant in both the
front and the back of the house. This
was finally disposed of by on ingenious
arrangement, which names Mr. DeLisser
as the acting and authoritative stage
manager of the house, but which desig
nates James Neill as the stage director
of the closing play in which Mr. and Mrs.
Neill will In person appear.
TO RACE FOR SHOGREN CUP.
Hunt Club Will Hold the Meet on
Members of the Portland Hunt Club will
run the first racd for the Miss Anne Sho
gren cup on January 2. The start will be
at the Section Lino road at 10:30 A. M.
This- Is the first race of this sort ever at
tempted by the club. In order to win the
cup the rider must have the greatest num
ber of points made in the three runs for
the trophy. The rider that finishes first la
credited with three points, the one that
finishes second with two and the third
rider gets one point. After the third race
Is run the ridor having the greatest num
ber of points becomes owner of the cup.
TO DISCUSS GAME LAWS.
Fish and Game Association Will Meet.
The annual meeting of the Fish and
Game Association has been set for
January 6. It will take place In the
large assembly hall In the Chamber of
Commerce building, on the second floor.
At this meeting will occur the annual
election of officers and a general dis
cussion regarding certain proposed
changes in the game laws which are
creating considerable agitation among
Will Play Columbia Juniors.
CHEMAWA. Or., Dec. 2S. (Special.) It
has been definitely decided that the "hole-in-the-wall
team of Chemawa will meet
the Columbia University junior team. Tho
game Is scheduled to be played January
21, and will be for the junior champion
ship of the state.
After the defeat of the Columbia boys
by the South Portland team the Chema
wans were not anxious to play, prefer
ring to go against the conquerors of the
Columbia boys. However, Manager Long,
of Portland, wrote the Chemawa man
agement that the Columbia team still
held the junior championship, not hav
ing lost it to the South Portland team,
for the reason that the latter team aver
aged about 120 pounds, and all the play
ers were over 16 years old. The Colum
blas have not yet been defeated by a
team of this descrptlon this year.
StumppuIIer Breaks Leg.
JEFFERSON, Or.. Dec 2S. (Special.)
W. Thompson, a boy, 14 years old, suf
fered a broken leg today while playing
about a stumppuller. A stay chain broke,
allowing a singletree to fly and strike
Indian3 Win This Time.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec 2S. (Special.) The
football game played at Fort Stevens this
afternoon between the Fort Stevens and
Chemawa teams was won by the Indians
by a score of 5 to 0.
Corinthians May Cross Water.
NEW YORK, Dec 23. Negotiations are
In progress between the New York Asso
ciation Football League and the Corin
thian ' Club of London, which are ex
pected to result In a series of Interna
tional games next season in New York,
Philadelphia, Boston, Pittsburg, Chicago
and San Francisco.
The Corinthian 13 the foremost associa
tion football club in England, and num
bers among Its members all the best
known amateurs. The team will prob
ably arrive in Quebec in August, and will
play a series of matches in Canadian
cities on Its way to Vancouver. The re
turn journey will be made through the
United States, and will be timed so that
the team may reach here about the first
week of October.
THE DAY'S RACES.
Results at Ascot Track.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec 2S. Racing at
Ascot today was featureless. Twp favor
ites won, the other events going either to
second choices or well-played third
choices, except the last race, which was
won by Emily Oliver at 20 to 1. Hllde
brand recovered his old form and piloted
three winners. The weather was clear
and the track fast. The summary:
Five furlongs Crown Princess won,
Sunmark second. Revel third; time, 1:014.
Slauson course Laureata won, Anlrad
second, Alamansor third; time. 1:104.
One mile Liberto won, Dutiful second,
Crigli third: time, 1:41.
Free handicap, for 2-year-olde and up
wards, six furlongs Oxford won, Fireball
second, Felipe Lugo third; time, 1:13.
Mile and an eighth Hans Wagner won,
Crub second, Rough Rider third; time,
One mile Emily Oliver won. Great East
ern second, Lustig third; time, 1:42.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 23. The pacing
stallion Nervolo has been sold by Scott
to W. B. Lockwood, of Sharon. Mass. The
price paid for Nervolo Is said to have been
?54,0CO. Nervolo has a record of 2:044.
Summary at New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec 28. The results
One mlleLampoon won, Knowledge
second, Arachue third; time, 1:43 2-5.
Mile and a quarter Lady Fonee won,
Bessie McCarthy second. Swift Wing
third; time, 2:10 4-5.
FIvo furlongs Esterro won, Bellindian
second. Queen Rose third; time, 1:11 4-5.
Mile and a sixteenth, handicap Lura
lighter won. Extol second, Rankin third;
time. 1:50 1-5.
Five furlongs Fannette won, Torlo sec
ond, Yellowhammer third; time, 1:03 1-5.
Mile and 70 yards Midshipman won, Dr.
Guernsey second, Joe Lesser third; time,
FARMS CE0PS OF THE UNION.
Figures Gathered by the Department
WASHINGTON, Dec 28. The follow
ing bulletin was issued by the Agricul
tural Department today:
Final returns to the Chief of tho
Bureau of Statistics of the Department
of Agriculture from regular and special
correspondents, supplemented by reports
of special field agents, show the acreage,
production and value of the principal
farm crop3 of the United States in 1904,
to have been as follows:
Crops Acreage. Production. Dec, 1904.
Corn 92.231.5S1 2.467.4S0.934 $1,S67,411.440
Win. wh't.26.S65.S55 332.925,346 323,611.373
Sp. wh't. .17,290,030 219,464,171 184.878.501
Oats 27,842,669 894.595,552 279.900,013
Barley .... 5.145.S9S 139.748.95S 5S,651.S07
Rye 1,792,673 27.234.565 18.745,543
Buckwh't . 793,165 15,003,336 9,350,76S
Flaxseed . 2,363.565 23,400.534 23.22S.75S
Rice 662,006 21.096.36S 13.891,523
Potatoes . 2,015,675 332.830,300 150,673,392
Hay 39.99S.602 60.696.02S 529,107,646
Tobacco .. 806,409 660,460,739 53.382,959
It has been found impracticable to
make a complete estimate of tho amount
of wheat for milling owing to the diffi
culty of drawing a hard-and-fast line be
tween the mlllable and the nonmlllable
No Old Poets Need Apply.
Office Boy (to editor) There's a lady
outside, sir. with some poetry.
Editor How old Is she?
'Show her In."
The Kind Ton Have Always
in use for over 30 years,
AU Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good" are but?
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the -health off
Infants and Children Experience against Erp erimenUj
What is CASTORIA
. Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. If;
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind.
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE C ASTO R I A , ALWAYS
The Kind You Have Always
In Use For Over 30 Years
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Lewiston's Police Chief tells
Gamblers to Quit
POOLROOMS NOT DISTURBED
Master's Order Is Well Obeyed, and
Quiet Now Reigns In Houses
Where Card and Wheel
Clicked and Whirled;
LEWISTON, Idaho, Dec. 28. (Spe
cial.) By order bf Chief of Police A.
A. Masters, gambling has been closed,
and tonight quiet reigns where here
tofore all games from faro to poker
have been played. The order, which in
cludes everything save poolroom and
merchandise slot machines, which are
under severe restrictions, was made
last night, and from all reports is be
ing well obeyed" this evening.
Gambling has increased lately, and
one or two new rooms with modern,
layouts have only recently been opened.
"It was Issued at no instigation save
my own," said Chief Masters. "There
is no special purpose back of it, with
the exception that I believed thre
was too much gambling going on. If
the order is not obeyed, the guilty par
ties will be subject to punishment
under the state law, which make3 it a
misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of
Many of the saloons have been run
ning small card games exclusively.
BOGUS CHECK TOOK HORSES.
Northern Pacific Delivered Them De
spite Orders, and is Sued.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec. 28.
(Special.) Judge Thomas H. Brents, of
the Superior Court, today overruled the
demurrer in the case of J. B. -Switzeler
vs. the Northern Pacific Railway Com
pany, and gave the company ten days
to answer. This is an action brought
by Switzeler. of Pendleton, Or., for
damages. Early last year Switzeler
sold a band of Oregon horses to a man.
who ordered them shipped to St. Paul
and gave Switzeler a bogus check on
a St- Paul bank in payment.
Switzeler discovered this "while the
horses were in transit, and gave in
structions to the railroad company not
to deliver the horses.- The failure of
the company to obey these instructions
is the basis, of the action for damages.
JUDGE DRAKE ROBBED.
Christmas Tour of Medford's Bad
Lands Was Expensive.
MEDFORD, Or., Dec 2S. (Special.)
Judge Thomas Drake, of Klamath Falls,
while spending his Christmas in Jackson
County, alleges that he was robbed of
5350 In a house of Ill-fame In Medford.
Tim Mills and Camilla Clark were ar
rested today, charged with the crime,
and had their examination before Judge
Steward this afternoon. They were bound
over to await the action of the court un
der 5500 and 51000 bail respectively. They
were taken to Jacksonville and placed in
the County Jail.
Stabs Section Hand.
SCAPPOOSE. Or.. Dec. 28. (Special.)
John Stall, a section hand, last night. In
a drunken brawl, stabbed a fellow work
man named "Warlela several times in the
back, inflicting severe flesh wounds. Con
stablo Thorp today lodged Stall In the
County Jail at St. Helens.
"The Best Pill I ever used." Is the fre
quent remark of purchasers of Carter's
Little Liver Pills. When you try them
you will say the same.
Bought, and "which has been
has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per
sonal supervision, since its infancy.
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